… Whatever will be will be, as the song goes. I have reached a point now where all I can do is clean and tidy in preparation for our house guests. The garden is in good shape, although we could have done with warmer weather to coax some of the flowers into bloom. The forecast for the weekend is fine and dry, so we should be set fair. Meanwhile there will be plenty to share with our visitors – some splendid lilies, dahlias and agapanthus, added to which the garden smells incredible thanks to Trachelospermum jasminoides – a flawless sheet of sweetly fragrant white blossom.
Thank you in advance to Simon, Rachel, Jack, Scarlett, Beth, Dan, Nigel and James for volunteering to help, and of course to Alex (aka Him Indoors) for the bake-a-thon which is about to begin. We have a birthday, a wedding and more impending nuptials to celebrate, so it should be a fun few days.
We do hope you can come along and share our garden with us. For those who can’t there will be a full update on The Frustrated Gardener next week.
Planning a Visit
The Watch House garden will be open on Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd from 12-4. Entrance £3. Well behaved adults, children and dogs are very welcome. The garden is small, so at times it may become quite busy. Refreshments, will be served in our new garden at No.3 Polegate Cottage. Please make time for some tea and cake!
There is no car parking immediately outside either house. The carpark off Broadstairs High Street is your best bet: turn in between Cooke and Co. Estate Agents and The Fireplace Company. On Sunday there is unrestricted parking on some of the surrounding streets. From the station, The Watch House is about a 7 minute walk straight down the hill towards the sea. The address of the Watch House is 7, Thanet Road, Broadstairs, CT10 1LF. It is immediately next door to Elite Fitness Studio which is well signposted around the town.
- Read about last year’s open day
- Read about our new garden project
- Peruse The Watch House plant list
- Find details on the National Gardens Scheme website